The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court will be protected from small-scale corrupt officials

The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court should not be littered with cases of petty bribes. To eliminate this situation a special procedure will be determined for transferring cases after the beginning of the work at the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court.

Reports Law and Business.

It is noted on the Bankova Street, the new institution will simultaneously receive about 3.6 thousand industries, the bulk of which is in the general local courts. At the same time, only 5% of them were investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, as they belong to the category of high-level corruption cases.

The authors of the project “On Amending the Law of Ukraine” on the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court ”(No. 1025) decided to play it safe and determine that the proceedings which will be considered by the general courts after the beginning of the work at the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court  are transferred to the new institution only if they are investigated by National Anti-Corruption Bureau or completed by Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Everyone else continue to be examined locally.

It is noteworthy that the current “Final and Transitional Provisions” of the law stipulate that only proceedings in which a trial in the first instance or appeal instance is not started are transferred to the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court.

Taking into account the urgent status of this project, judges who hear cases of senior bribe takers today should not waste their time or the time of the stakeholders of the process and wait until all materials can be transferred to the new institution.

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